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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 2:20:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 02:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 28' South, Longitude: 142° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.54 meters/second, 1665.1 km/hour, 1034.7 miles/hour or 899.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.24 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.5"1034.64 miWest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 miSouth1034.63 mi
24 hours0° 04' 33.2"5.23 miWest0° 23' 05.2"26.44 miSouth26.95 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 02:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 13' North, Longitude: 4° 47' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.20 meters/second, 1527.1 km/hour, 948.9 miles/hour or 824.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.82 miWest0° 00' 04.5"0.09 miNorth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 31' 22.6"948.61 miWest0° 04' 26.4"5.09 miNorth948.41 mi
24 hours11° 31' 48.4"753.21 miEast1° 21' 22.8"93.30 miNorth755.82 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JayapuraThu 11:20 AM268 km167 miles145 nmNorthwest NW
Mount HagenThu 12:20 PM275 km171 miles148 nmSoutheast SE
LaeThu 12:20 PM589 km366 miles318 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyThu 12:20 PM781 km486 miles422 nmSoutheast SE
ManokwariThu 11:20 AM986 km613 miles533 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsThu 12:20 PM1433 km891 miles774 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DarwinThu 11:50 AM1530 km951 miles826 nmSouthwest SW
MelekeokThu 11:20 AM1566 km973 miles846 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DiliThu 11:20 AM1891 km1175 miles1021 nmWest-southwest WSW
HagåtñaThu 12:20 PM2004 km1245 miles1082 nmNorth N

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